I know a few folks who are athletic enough to participate in triathlons, and I've briefly flirted with the idea of training for one.
And then I came to my senses.
After all, a triathlon (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run) is a lot of work. Which means a lot of training. Which means a lot of pain, sweating like a pig, and having to follow someone else's regimen. And since we've already established that I can't even run more than 2 miles without a break, I think it's clear that the triathlon circuit is safe from me.
But that doesn't mean I can't compete in my own, alternate triathlon. For example, a 500-page-book, a pint of Ben&Jerry's, and "Elizabeth: the Golden Age" on netflix, in two days. Or, a dozen barbecued wings, two servings of cole slaw, and three biscuits, in one sitting. Or even, four hours of shopping, one margarita, and a plate of fajitas - home by 10:00 pm. I wouldn't mind training for these.
What's your alternate triathlon?